Providence College Men's Basketball vs. Villanova

February 07, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

There was another huge matchup for the Friars on February 6th. The #3 Villanova Wildcats came to town, and they were looking for revenge from the home lost they suffered against Providence on January 24th.

Ryan ArcidiaconoRyan ArcidiaconoVillanova University senior guard Ryan Arcidiacono. February 6, 2016. Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, RI. Photo: ©KJ Sports Pics

And Villanova played to avenge that loss. They started with a 10-0 run that put the Friars down quick. Villanova's biggest lead in the first half was 19, but the Friars cut it down to 12 at the half.

Kris JenkinsKris JenkinsVillanova University senior guard Kris Jenkins. February 6, 2016. Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, RI. Photo: ©KJ Sports Pics

The Wildcats started the second half the same way they started the first half, increasing their lead to 17 points. The Friars got close, cutting the deficit to 5, but it wasn't enough to fend off the Wildcats, as they cruised to a 72-60 victory.

Ben BentilBen BentilProvidence College sophomore forward Ben Bentil. February 6, 2016. Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, RI. Photo: ©KJ Sports Pics

Despite nursing a sprained ankle, Ben Bentil played strong, with 20 points and 2 rebounds. For Villanova, Darryl Reynolds led the team with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

The Friars have a pretty tough schedule for the rest of their season, but they are still a viable selection for the NCAA Tournament.

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